Navigating threads

For the past couple weeks I’ve been ironing out a new navigation feature that I’ve added to my blog. The goal is to allow you to follow a topic as it threads through the blog, skipping over intervening messages, or going back to see previous messages on the topic.

While tags help with this, they are not efficient for following a series of messages that build on one another. Thus I’ve settled on this convention: when I add a message that builds on a previous message, even obliquely, I add a backward pointer to the new message and a forward pointer to the old message.

Previous: Name of previous entry    Next: Name of next entry

The goal is that you will be able to follow a discussion thread through the blog, skipping over the intervening messages as you desire, without this system getting in your way if you wish to ignore it.

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About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is an independent consultant and programmer with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP and Telerik MVP.
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